There have been significant changes to the Dohne Merino grading system in 2013. These have been chosen by the Australian Dohne Breeders Association (ADBA).
No longer is there a dual grading of rams available for public auction ie. the former AA or A grades. From now on, a sheep is either Registered as a Dohne Merino (R) or it is not. Only rams graded R can be offered for auction. This is clearly visible on the official ADBA certificate available at the time of sale.
Purchasers are welcome to take the ADBA certificate for any ram they purchase.
Registered (R) rams and ewes have met all necessary pedigree performance recording, as well as having been classed as a suitable example of the breed by an independent classer.